Verb - to accomplish nothing for a long period of time, only to overcome failure through sheer momentary brilliance.
To do a Wigan
To pull a Wigan
"Wigan were looking like getting relegated, but then they beat Man United
in the space of 5 days. And should have beaten Chelsea
, but didn't thanks to, umm, debatable refereeing decisions."
"Yeah I went and passed the test."
"How? You spent the weeks before it getting drunk and watching TV."
"I guess I just pulled a Wigan on it."